David Finn and Tiffany Talamantez
Having someone that believes in you and who leaves no stone unturned in your defense is awe-inspiring to watch.
DALLAS March 14, 2018
Dallas criminal defense lawyer David Finn of David Finn, P.C., successfully defended a fellow lawyer who was accused of a federal bank fraud charge.
James B. Wright, Finn’s client, is a Mississippi real estate lawyer who was indicted in United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas (USA vs. Wright - NO. 4:16CR52). Wright was charged for allegedly conspiring with two businessmen and providing a Dallas bank false closing statements in order to obtain federally backed mortgage loans from PrimeLending.
According to court records the government specifically claimed that Wright, a title attorney, worked with the businessmen to locate property buyers for a fee, then submitted separate closing statements - one to the buyers and sellers that disclosed the fee, and another statement to the bank that did not.
Finn, an attorney known among his peers for his demonstrative style and speech, argued that his client did not defraud anyone as it is not uncommon for there to be separate closing statements when the property seller and buyers are from different states.
Finn asked his co-counsel Tiffany Talamantez to make the case’s closing argument. “People respond better to different voices,” Finn shared.
Talamantez is a talented young Dallas lawyer with four years of experience. Her closing argument at Wright’s trial was the first she’s made before a federal jury. She also cross-examined two witnesses during the five-day trial.
On December 22, according to court records the jury found Wright not guilty. Wright’s co-defendant, Brett Immel of Chicago, was also found not guilty. Daniel C. Bomar, another co-defendant, pleaded guilty last year and awaits sentencing. The jury’s verdict was the first full acquittal before U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant of the Eastern District of Texas in his three years on the bench.
Wright was so gratified with Finn’s representation that he wrote a commendation letter to the Dallas Bar Association praising Finn for his skill, determination, girt, and fortitude during the five-day jury trial.
“Having someone that believes in you and who leaves no stone unturned in your defense is awe-inspiring to watch,” Wright wrote. “You all can be very proud that David Finn is a member of your Association and he is someone that I will be grateful to for the rest of my life.”
Formerly an elected criminal trial judge and federal prosecutor, David Finn, P.C. is now a reputable Dallas federal and state defense attorney with a deep understanding of the criminal justice system. He is board certified in criminal law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, is rated A-V by Martindale-Hubbell, and has been on the Martindale-Hubbell list of Bar Preeminent Lawyers for over 13 years.
Finn was recently selected as a “Texas Super Lawyer” in the area of white-collar criminal defense, was featured in Texas Monthly Magazine, and was named one of the “Best Lawyers in Dallas” by D Magazine. He is also a frequent guest on both local and national television programs that deal with criminal law issues.
David Finn, P.C., headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is a criminal law firm focused on serving individuals and their loved ones who have been victims of federal crimes, state crimes, criminal appeals, and juvenile cases. David Finn, together with his team, are committed to aggressively fighting to protect their client’s rights and to challenge allegations against them. For more information visit https://www.dallascriminallawyer.com or call (214) 871-1112 to schedule a consultation.
David Finn, P.C.
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